I see, that would be why we managed to have so many people in congress that think the Bible is what our laws should be based on. That is why at least three school districts have managed to start teaching creation in the science class room. That is why they almost passed a ban on gay marriage
and even a democratic president signed a bill defining marriage
as between a man and a woman. Gays don't have the same rights as straight people, creationism in the class room, our president thinks the world was created in six days, and the liberals have taken over. Its the same argument the right has made for the last twelve years while they have had senatorial and house control. Its always a liberal conspiracy.
The difference is that the christian right is not trying to gain rights for their group. Gays are trying to get the same rights as you, such as tax breaks and marriage
rights. Women are trying to get the right to choose (I don't agree) and get equality in the work place, but the religious
right is trying to impose christian morality through law. What other purpose would they or could they have? Christians aren't discriminated against, what purpose would they have but spreading their own moral views?
And no, I have seen the liberals decline in power for years, even when I was a conservative. Liberals have lost the ability to stand up and speak what they are for, constantly changing their views to try and get a foot hold back. Thats one reason I didn't like John Kerry, he wouldn't stick to his views and stand up for them. No, the religious
right has won the battle for many years, harnessing the power of christian voters, getting churchs to rally for the republicans. You can't argue this, John Ashcroft came to my church many times when I grew up, he toured all the churchs around election time, shaking hands and singing hymns.
When you have churchs being used as platforms, that much more monolithic that the liberals. They don't even have a platform like that to use!